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sunday's game at fedex another nfl playoff game will take place in maryland s and thehe colt ravens. already, much of maryland is considered ravens country. we go live to fedex field with more on maryland's divided loyalty. those loyalties gradually change as we get to baltimore. even in ravens country, you will see a little bit of a burgundy and gold. so much so that politicians sure they show support for both teams. howard county is not taking sides. they are showing off their .oyalty for both teams burgundy for redskins, purple for ravens. >> a great weekend. homeve both teams coming thing forreat maryland. he is ang a fine line, admitted ravens fan. >> as think there is a healthy and it is kind of fun. a lot of people were saying that meetest thing would be to at the super bowl. a divided fan base. as a ravens fan, he is all right. i would like to say that we beat them every year. especially now that ray is out of here. they are not going to beat us every year anymore. a fan base with high hopes, now that both teams are in the playoffs. if you love them, if you love doou have go
on inequality. >>> junior seau's test results may finally push the nfl to address head injuries. we're taking a look into the findings. >>> oscar nominations were released today. but how heavy will politics weigh with the academy? >> they stay here, they will be taken. probably not alive. >> david edelstein gives us the scoop. >>> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. another group of parents received the terrifying news today when a shooting erupted at their children's school. at the exact time vice president joe biden was meeting with groups on solutions to gun violence a gunman opened fire at a high school in bakersfield, california about 120 miles northwest of los angeles. police say a 16-year-old shooter was armed with a shotgun. at least two people were shot, including one student who was in critical condition. there is usually an armed police officer at the school. but he was not there today. the gunman was stopped by a teacher and another adult, who talked him into giving up his weapon. the shooter is in police custody. the storm of gun violence in our schools
. it is really the year of the rookie quarterback in the nfl. and two of the top three face off at fedex field on sunday. it's just the second time ever the two rookie quarterbacks have gone head to head in a playoff game. robert griffin iii has helped resurrect the redskins. and russell wilson, no longer a secret in seattle. on sunday, wilson tied peyton manning's rookie record with his 26th touchdown pass of the season. wilson's 115 passer rating in december, the highest of any quarterback in the nfl. like his rookie counterpart, rg3, wilson can run as well. for the season, griffin is the nfl's third-ranked quarterback. while will sob is right behind him at number four. >> i definitely think we have very similar qualities. you know, i think he does a great job of throwing the football and running the football. you know, both strengths of our game. i think the biggest thing is, you know, i'm trying to focus on what i can do to help our football team win. that's my focus this whole entire week. >> i did get to meet him a couple of times and talk to him. you know, great guy. but, you know, like
at least once. >>> another big weekend of nfl playoff football is starting with conference title games at stake. it starts tomorrow afternoon with baltimore visiting denver. then the packers face san francisco. and on sunday, it's seattle at atlanta, followed by the texans taking on new england. a lot going on. >> who are the giants playing? the giants will be victorious. >> rub it in, willis. got two giants' fans right here. next year, next year. >>> here's your friday forecast. mountain snow in the cascades. heavy snow from salt lake city to jackson, wyoming. freezing rain in the twin cities and duluth. thunderstorms across the south. showers from knoxville to the eastern seaboard. >> forts in the northeast. 50s from the middle of the country. 30s from seattle to boise. >>> passengers taking off from australia were caught up in what looked like a hollywood movie, but this was actually all too real. >> that's right. a few minutes into a flight yesterday morning, passengers, get this, notice a huge snake dangling from the wing of the plane. and it turned out to be a ten-foot long scrub
of the nfl junior say ou. family shares the reaction to the brain disease he had when he took his own life. >>> wake up call from the government. one of the most popular drug on the market. and the fda says the dosage is dangerously too high. >> gunfire breaks out on another school campus. frightening reminder of the newtown tragedy. even as new gun control measures are being gun control measures are being debated in washington >> today we learn football great junior suffered from degenerative brain disease associated with repeated blow to the head. we talked exclusively with the family about these findings and here's karen. >>reporter: the sudden suicide last year of former nfl star junior shocked sports fan and family scrambling for answers. >> we just wanted the truth. >>reporter: he was a legend on the grid iron. 12 time pro bowler who was known for crushing hits like this over nearly 20-year career. but it's the bruising blow that made his family and many others question what made him shoot himself in the chest. >> head to head contact, the collision are just they are out of co
of individuals. >> reporter: researchers have documented 50 football players stricken by cte, 35 nfl players, 6 high school players. >> chronic traumatic encephlopathy is not being seen in individuals without repetitive head injury. >> reporter: this revelation has summoned the nfl, questioning their own health. >> at times i do forget things, the sleepless nights you may have, you start to wonder are you down that path towards cte? >> reporter: the seau family noticed his change in personality in the last years of his life. from outgoing, hard charging family leader, to withdrawn loner who ended it all by shooting himself in the chest, leaving this three word on a text to his children and ex-wife. what did he say? >> just three words, i love you. >> that was the last we heard. >> reporter: none of his children play football anymore. and that's fine with their mother. >> i think it's a gamble. if you want to play the sport, know what you could be in for. >> it's not worth it for me to not have a dad. so to me, it's not worth it. >> reporter: the nfl says it will continue to finance research int
owner she would out $1.7 million for one bluefin tuna. i wonder if he ate it. nfl playoff picture is set for next week. which teams advanced and why the pga tour opener can't get off the ground. the ugly side of a flash mob as a massive stampede shuts down a louisiana mall. >>> here's a look at some other stories making news. "early today" in america four. we begin with mayhem inside a baton rouge shopping mall. louisiana police broke up a fight between hundreds of teens. i want broke out after more than 200 kids arrived for a flash mob event there. authorities say at least ten people will be arrested on charges connected to that brawl. >>> officials in one vermont town are forcing a homeowner to clean out her pig sty. she was toward remove 30 pigs from her home after the town council heard enough squealing from neighbors faced with zoning violation fines there, she has agreed to put the pigs up for adoption. cuteys. in sports. nfl wild card weekend. russell wilson through a key block on the go ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter and washington's robert griffin iii reinjured his right
a little sports here, news from the nfl that will ratchet up the controversy for mike shanahan's decision to let robert given iii play hurt last weekend. a source says rg3 will have reconstructive surgery this morning to repair tears in his lcl and possibly his acl. he is expected to be ready for the 2013 regular season opener. yesterday dr. james andrews who was on the sideline during the game, tried to shed light on the decision to keep rg3 in the game. speaking to the "washington post," he explained coach shanahan looks at me and is, like, is he okay? i give him the high sign as in he's running around, so i guess he's okay. but i didn't check him out until after the game. it was just a communication problem. heat of battle. i didn't get to tell him that i didn't get to examine the knee. mike shanahan would have never put him out there at risk just to win a game. earlier in the week, andrews contradicted shanahan saying he had been examined. more from the nfl, rex ryan's twin brother, rob ryan, he's been fired as defensive coordinator of the cowboys. in keeping with the family tradition
. the nfl season ended badly for the washington redskins. that is the understatement of the century. their playoff loss to seattle, not even the worst of it. what happened? well, the redskins, 14 points, they scored 24 straight points to beat the redskins. 27 yard run for marchand lynch. the really bad news, i'm talking the awful, epochically tragic news. you're seeing it here, rg 3, the superstar rookie quarterback for the redskins re-injured his knee in the game. no one even touched him. there's no word on the extent of the injury. clearly not pretty. you heard it again in the first quarter. a lot of people asking why coach mike shanahan did not pull him out in the first quarter. he was completely ineffective after he started limping. so many questions today. oh, yeah, by the way, seattle won and they will play atlanta next weekend. >>> all right. the baltimore ravens are also moving on in the afc playoffs. they beat the indianapolis colts 24-9 on sunday. it was the last home game for the soon to be retired ray lewis. joe flacco threw down two touchdown passes including one to ant
every moment of super bowl xlvii live on nfl mobile. bringing the big game to you when every play matters... verizon. call star-star nfl to download nfl mobile from verizon. >>> i went to a number of women's groups and said can you help us find folks and they bought us binders full of women. >> we don't have to order up binders to find qualified, talented, driven young women who can learn an excel in the fields right now. >> binders full of qualified women, as if my god they exist! >> i cannot think of a better person to continue tim's work at treasury than jack lew. chuck hagel for secretary of defense. john brennan for director of the central intelligence agency. america's next secretary of state, john kerry. >> i spent so much time making fun of republicans in terms of just the picture and the sub sense of women and -- absence of women and jewish people and blacks and hispanics has been unreal. i'll have to learn trying to explain why our picture as it relates to the president's cabinet looks the same. >> bret: he went on to say, charles rangel did, it is as embarrassing as hel
to be rookie of the year. going with wilson. battle there. 815 rushing yards, nfl record for a rookie quarterback. the compliments and the kudos go on and on and on. we caught up with gary clark, tony, i know you love him. >> really? >> and asked him about the swag that rg3 has got. >> he just has a whole different vibe about himself. like, he really does -- he reminds me of lebron james when he first came to the nba. automatically he kind of took the league by storm, the profession by storm. and same with rg3. he's a very focused young man whose goal driven. very goal driven. you have to love that. >> cool to see gary clark. >> yeah. >> playoff special here. 4:00, the boys from los angeles take over. and kickoff at 4:30. and hopefully we'll be talking about the win with the postgame show. it's a full day on fox 5. lose the remote in the couch. you have a good excuse to do so. >> yeah. >> going to be busy. but have your smartphone because you have to tweet. >> this game will come down to defense. >> who are you, wisdom martin? >> i was a little more specific than wisdom, yeah. >> he's
baltimore and washington. the nfl teams from both of those cities are on the hunt for playoff victories that will hopefully lead them to the super bowl. if you look around laurel, you will see some redskins paraphernalia on cars, but more cars in the laurel area are carrying stickers and license plates that label their drivers as fans of the baltimore ravens. >> where's your heart? >> oh, ravens. i started off as a baltimore colt fan. i never switched over to the skins. >> you're sticking with baltimore? >> oh, i stick with baltimore. when the ravens came. >> now, if it's baltimore versus washington in the super bowl? >> ravens all the way. >> reporter: but if you ask don shin, who runs pie's deli in laurel, this community in the middle is definitely redskins territory. >> yeah, i thought that my customer, redskins t-shirts, red skin hats, even glove, everything redskins. >> reporter: some locals say a slight shift in geography makes a big difference. >> the further you go up, like jessup and elk ridge. right here is redskins fans. >> reporter: because baltimore's nfl team has been a se
'm in the minority but i believe that in the nfl if a player and the coach get together and decide, you know, what we're going to do here regarding injury and keep him in the game, keep him in the game. >> he's a 22-year-old rookie. the coach has 30, 40 years experience coaching. up to the coach to say, hey, i don't think that you can play this game and putting in kurt cousins and maybe we'll win. >> this isn't the high school regionals. this is the nfl playoffs. they know their bodies. 90% of the players on that field for both are injured at this point. you play through injury. i don't have a problem with him gutting it out. he came in hurt already and they felt that he was a better option than the backup quarterback to try to win the game. did it play out that way? it didn't and ended like this. there are a lot of factors involved not the least of which is that turf coming loose under his feet. you think they have enough money to fix it. >> we don't know the extent. he'll have an mri on monday but i think it's an absolute gis grace that a nfl playoff game on a field that looks like that. dirt that'
good. they're monsters. they can beat a lot of nfl teams. >> take it easy. >> move it along. >> shut up. i get to gloat today. >> bill: igor volsky from think progress will join us as he does every tuesday. reid epstein from politico and then we'll talk sports with jack moore, the sports editor for "buzzfeed." but first -- >> this is the "full court press." >> on this tuesday, a check of other headlines making news. a new we the people petition on the white house web site gaining buzz for a new reality show to be produced that would star the vice president. the petition states that joe biden has a demonstrated ability to bring people together whether at the negotiating table or at the neighborhood diner. the authors are asking the white house to authorize c-span cameras to follow biden around produce a recurring reality show. the petition needs 25,000 signatures by february 3rd to get a response. >> bill: i love. it i'll sign it. i love it. what would it be called? the joe biden story? >> bill: all you have to do is follow joe biden around. >> here comes honey biden. >> the late preside
weekend in the nfl. your highlights or low lights depending on which team is yours next. plus, french actor gerard depardieu getting cozy with russian president vladimir puttin. what's causing this exchange next. >> it's january and that means nfl playoffs. in the nfc washington redskins hosting seattle. redskins were trailing by a touchdown rg 3 i should say robert griffins iii, no word how serious it is, would not return to the game and seattle's rushing offense m a very good day and seahawks win 24-14 and they will face the dolphins next week. and the afc, baltimore ravens taking care of business and the indianapolis colts, ravens receiver bolden had a big game. 145 yards receiving and a touchdown. colts rookie quarterback andrew luck struggled. zero touchdowns and one interception and ravens win that one 24-9 and travel to denver to play the broncos next weekend. final home game for a man some called the greatest man in ravens history. ray lewis. and he's retiring at the e of the season, his team gave him the game ball after the final play. and good news, hockey fans, after a mar
to you. >> shannon: thank you, brenda. wild card weekend in the nfl. your highlights or low lights depending on which team is yours next. plus, french actor gerard depardieu getting cozy with russian president vladimir puttin. what's causing this exchange next. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. >> it's january and that means nfl playoffs. in the nfc washington redskins hosting seattle. redskins were trailing by a touchdown rg 3 i should say robert griffins iii, no word how serious it is, would not return to the game and seattle's rushing offense m a very good day and seahawks win 24-14 and they will face the dolphins next week. and the afc, baltimore ravens taking care of business and the indianapolis colts, ravens receiver bolden had a big game. 145 yards receiving and a touchdown. colts rookie quarterback andre
his twitter account after missing 13 field goal attempts. he contacted the nfl after getting death threats and closed the twitter account. he says no one is more disappointed in the season than he is. >> i am disappointed if myself. there is nothing i can do now. cannot go back in the past. try for get better and figure out why they are not going between the polls and find an answer. >> the 49ers brought in another kicker who could replace him in the playoffs. >> there will be a limited number of tickets available for the saturday playoff at candlest spik and you can get your hands on the tickets starting on monday, at 10:00 a.m. you can get tickets on ticket master or other fans through the nfl ticket exchange. they will be watching to see who they will play after the weekend first round of playoff games. >> if your job is stressful, think strongly of getting a new one unless you like it. >> we love it. more on that, and wall street's reaction to the jobs report in the bloomberg business report. >> good morning, december jobs report is out. it came out exactly as economists predic
. nfl playoffs are here and one game, ticking off the clock but a battle continues on the field. and speaking of fighting, hockey is back, baby. are you ready to shout for the sharks? our hockey expert explains why a lockout might give them an advantage. >>> walnut cre welcome back to nbc bay area. it's time to get the men back on the ice. after 113 days, it appears that nhl lockout is now over. the new agreement is a ten-year deal. it requires language, clarification, and ratification from both sides but there's also a chance that 2013 schedule will be announced tomorrow. keep your fingers crossed. reportedly, lead executives will like for each team to have a 48-game regular season and there are multiple reports the nhl could drop the puck for the regular season by january 1th. our insider breaks down how the lockout might give the penalty sharks an advantage over their opponent. >> one thing the shark should have going for them is they had 11 different players play overseas, play competitive hockey at one point during the lockout. you would think that would help them right off
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kaepernick and he died a nfl record with a 63-yard field goal. now he is working to keep his jobs after making the attempt this is season. wild card game is today. our coverage begins at 1:00 with the fox nfl pregame show followed by the game at 1:30. the winner of the game will face atlanta next such. >>> as for the afc, houston beat cincinnati. the texans will face the patriots and they will lead the colts against the baltimore ravens. they will face the broncos on saturday. >>> all right. 7:41. caught on video. the arrest of a teen that is sparking controversy in seattle. why critics are calling it excessive force and how the police department is defending the officers. >>> first, we will give you a live look outside. interstate 680 in sonoma. roadways are looking wet and the rain continues to fall in portions of the bay area. two hands on the wheel this morning if you are driving the corridor. time now is 74 #. you are watching "mornings on 2" -- time now is 7:42. you are watching "mornings on 2". wé . >>> good morning to you. it is foggy with lingering showers through the morning
. >>> finally, only one of the following four things are less popular than congress. meth labs, nfl replacement refs, used car salesmen, and root canals. that's next. this is "hardball," the place for politics. ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. >>> the author of perhaps the definitive book on american politics has died. richard ben cramer wrote "what it takes," a thousand-plus page book about the 1988 presidential election. the book chronicled the personalities and idiosyncrasies of candidates like bob dole, mike dukakis, and george herbert walker bush. nbc first read calls it the unofficial textbook of washington. if you haven't read it, then you don't get it. richard ben cramer was 62. we'll be right back. ♪ i have direct deposit on my visa prepaid. my paycheck is loaded right on my card. automatic. i am not going downtown standing in line to cash it. i know where my money is, because i
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. dr. richard besser, abc news, new york. >>> and now, we turn to some sports news today. the nfl playoffs get under way tomorrow afternoon. can't wait for that. the bengals will visit the texans. as for some college football right now, we have some thursday night highlights from espn. >> good morning. i'm hakem dermish with your "sportscenter" update. number four oregon, taking on number five kansas state. the tostitos fiesta bowl. what could be coach chip kelly's final college game. opening kickoff. de'anthony thomas, fastest kid in college football. 93 yards for the touchdown. first return for a touchdown for oregon this season. ducks go for two. they get it. up 8-0 early. more ducks. marcus mariota, to kenjon barner. 24-yard touchdown here. and number four oregon, takes down kansas state, 35-17. oregon, with the second-straight bcs bowl game victory. and chip kelly, earning his third-straight 12-win season. >>> upset alert. unbeaten number three arizona, hosting colorado, in their conference opener. under a minute to play. colorado up five. jordin mayes would steal. arizona do
go this nfl?for him in the >> it comes down to the guys you and the coaches. the one thing our coaches did you.hey did not baby they threw everything at me and me learn to fly. there were really hard on me and it paid off. if you have a mindset that it's year, thattake me a it's hard for you to be successful. >> join us tonight for our special at 8:00 at 9:00 p.m. and on news channel 8. weekend, everybody. >> thanks so much, horace. it's 31 degrees on this friday. meteorologist adam with a game day forecast for. and on metro this weekend, expect a raise because new years clutter is no match for someone with big ideas. with a new project in mind, some how-to knowledge to give us an edge, and more savings down every aisle. it only takes a few twists and turns for those bright ideas to make the new year even brigighter. more saving. more doing. that's the pow of the home depot. start fresh and save with hdx 20 gallon totes, a special buy at just $5.88 a piece. man: at turbotax, we know this is more than a paycheck. it's long, hard days, late nights, and missed little league games.
that for the next week. it's good to see him being so successful. >> sunday's game is only the second time in nfl history that two rookies will face off in the playoffs. you can catch a full preview of the game in a special edition of redskins show time. doc walker, dan hellie and others will get you ready for the matchup here on news 4 at 7:30 tonight. >> i can hardly contain my excitement. as my kindergartner said, had game is going to be epic. >> gave you a fist bump after that. >> you know it. can't wait. mayor vincent gray has a bet with seattle's mayor and another wager has put coffee beans on the line. it's getting serious. prince george's county has a bet with dow constantine, the executive of king county in washington state. if seattle wins, constantine gets a supply of 8 o'clock coffee roasted in maryland. if the redskins wins, they get starbucks coffee. both men will wear a jersey for the winning team. >> getting in on the action. >> indeed. >>> coming up on 4:52. not 6. tom kierein is here with a -- >> i have a wager with a meteorologist in seattle. if we lose, we get the washington m
be done about it exactly. the nfl prohibits carrying of firearms at any facility, practice facility, any event that's connected to the team, make a public relations appearance in the stadium, i don't know how closely they enforce it. they do prohibit it. they do tell players in their stated policy while is it legal to possess a gun, we urge you not to or we urge you if you do possess a gun, that you use it strictly for protection of home and family or possibly if you're a hunter, that infinitely more likely something bad will happen if you're armed than that something good will happen. >> coming up, is america becoming more liberal? the debate about same-sex marriage and marijuana say about this country. ? a hybrid? most are just no fun to drive. now, here's one that will make you feel alive. meet the five-passenger ford c-max hybrid. c-max says ha. c-max says wheeee. which is what you get, don't you see? cause c-max has lots more horsepower than prius v, a hybrid that c-max also bests in mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. to get our adt security system. and one rea
investigation into the death of nfl great junior seau. doctors revealing their findings for the first time. and it could affect players from the big leagues to pop warner. abc's jim avila is here with the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a giant in the game, junior seau is the biggest name in football, linked to brain damage for taking too many hits to the head. abc news and espn learned exclusively, before his suicide, seau suffered damage to his head. junior seau, an icon in the 1990s, whose passionate hits made him a dominant figure in the nfl. but after his sudden suicide in 2012, many questioned whether the effect of those hits on the 43-year-old's brain, could have played a role. >> the head-to-head contact, the collisions, they're out of control. >> reporter: now, seau's family says it has an answer to that question from the national institutes of health. abc news and espn have learned exclusively, seau's brain showed visible signs of cte, chronic, traumatic encephalopathy, the injury that shrinks and hardens brain tissue like this. and is at the center of today's foo
. a lot of people go through stuff like that, but they're not nfl quarterbacks. the big question now is, particularly for redskins fans, will he be 100%? >> that's a very good question. there was a study done recently about nfl players and only two-thirds can get back into their level of activity for the nfl. the greater the athlete is, the greater his chances. so i'd say if anyone could, he probably has the best chance of getting back in. >> steve: do you think he would have had to have had the surgery had he not played that last game? >> it's difficult to determine because we don't know how much damage he had before that last game. >> steve: this is the knee joint. show us where they did the operation. this is front of the knee, the kneecap. >> one ligament called the lateral collateral was torn. and that had to be repaired by either putting in stitches or reattaching it to the bone at one end or the other. >> steve: then the acl, how do you get to that? there it is in there, inside. >> the acl is a very important ligament 'cause that gives stability to the knee. that had to be replac
. pretty darn inimpressive. now to the sports on the field and the nfl playoffs. the green bay packers cruised past the minnesota vikings 24-10. aaron rodgers led the way for the pack while minnesota was without their starting quarterback who was out with a bum elbow. bad timing. saturday's other game, the texans beat the bengals. today the ravens play the colts and the redskins play the seahawks. >>> and a controversy at the university of texas at austin. champion women's track and field coach bev kearney stepped down this weekend admitting she had an intimate relationship with an adult student athlete ten years ago. in a statement the university says they do not believe that coach kearney had any similar relationships with studented a let's either before or after that reported relationship. the 55-year-old had been on paid leave since november amid the rumors. >>> time to get you ready for the week ahead with our nancy week-ahead call dawar here. on monday, we've been talking quite a bit on james holmes, the man accused of opening fire in a crowded aurora, colorado movie theater. he'
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card weekend. it's the opening weekend of the nfl play-offs, which is important to know because even if you are someone who does not care at all about football, you should know that the people in your life who do care about football are going to be very distracted this weekend, because there are four really good games. two on saturday, and two on sunday. it's called wildcard weekend for reasons that are mostly too boring to explain here. suffice it to say it's the first weekend of the play-offs that includes teams that did not all win their divisions, but they got into the play-offs anyway as wildcards. on the occasion of this wild card weekend in football land, the man who has decided to make himself washington's political wild card is the brand-newly retired massachusetts congressman barney frank. barney frank kicked off the weekend by going on tv this morning and said he would please like to be picked to be the new senator for massachusetts. he said he would like to be the interim replacement for john kerry, who is expected to be confirmed soon as president obama's new secretary o
blows to the head. seau joins a long list of other nfl super men whose brains were so badly injured that their lives were cut short. shane, who committed suicide three years ago at the age of 38, was suffering from cte. john grimsley, who died from an accidental gunshot wound at the age of 45 had cte. terry long, who died as a result of drinking copious amounts of antifreeze and was suffering from cte, and the legendary mike webster, whose final days were spent urinating into his own oven suffering from amnesia, dementia, and depression. he, too, had cte. interestingly, given the obsession with rg3's latest injury, there was much less attention when he went down with concussion earlier in the season. and while his ligaments have now been surgically reconstructed, it's not his knee we should be worried about. it's his head. thanks so much for watching. chris matthews and "hardball" is next. >>> hi nogh noon on gun control. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. tonight let me start with this. new school shooting in the town of taft, california,
differently during last year's nfl draft, griffin and wilson could have ended up as teammates. redskins coach mike shanahan told usa today that after drafting rg3 he considered taking wilson too. the seahawks beat him to the punch taking him in the third round. wilson is a guy he thinks highly of and was on his short list. instead the redskins picked another rookie, kirk cousins who led the 'skins to a win while rg3 was recovering. >> not too shabby there either. >> that was a critical win. >>> send us pictures of your kids, your pets, your house, anything you have decked out in your burgundy and gold. e-mail them to skins fans@nbcwashington.com or tweet us at nbc washington and use the hash tag skins fans. >> there's a lot riding on these rookie quarterbacks' shoulders. they both say it's a team effort. a lot of attention is on us, but it's about the whole team. >> i think that mentality, that attitude helps the rest of the team realize that they don't have a quarterback showboating. they believe it's a team effort. >> that's why they both had success. go 'skins. >>> sick calls left d.c. eme
and this is sky 9 out at landover this morning where the crews are hard at work putting that nfl playoff logo on the fedex field. while the game isn't until sunday, today the match-up between the washington redskins and the seattle seahawks played out on a very different sort of field. scott broom reports. >> reporter: when it comes to fake football and video gaming, nobody does it better than madden. >> get more pristic every year. >> reporter: and in this -- realistic of year. >> reporter: and in this d.c. best buy store today fan and gamers did not have to wait until sunday to match up the skins and rg3 against the seahawks and rookie quarterback russell wilson. >> this is a preview of what's going to happen sunday. redskins are going to win the game, of course. >> going to be a scream. >> reporter: this pair of gamers saw ups and downs for both sides in four quarters and they quickly drew a crowd. >> they've gone from super low to really high and i hope they win. >> reporter: but soon things went south for gamer duncan fitzgerald whose redskins were plagued by interceptions. >> oh, n
of the toughest teams in the league. the seahawks have the number one ranked defense in the nfl allowing 15 points per game and they are also on a hot streak right now having won search of their last eight games. but redskins players say there is a different peeling in the locker room this year. >> it's different. it's been a long time since i've been on a successful team. you know, i'm usually figuring out where in the caribbean i'm going to go to at this point. it's nice to still be playing. and have a team that's got a lot of excitement, a lot of potential behind them. >> happy to deal with the cold weather right now. a lot of experts aren't convinced the 'skins have it in them. the post says only 11 of 48 experts who predicted the outcome of the game have the redskins winning. >>> if you are still trying to snag tickets to the game, you are in luck. some leftover seats set aside for players showed up on ticket masters. the cheapest seats are $91 in the upper deck. there are only five tickets left. that's actually better than stub hub where the cheapest tickets are standing room only in the upp
-year deal. cowboys defense ranked 19th in the nfl. >> do they pay them the third year? >> coach's contracts are usually guaranteed. >> continuing sports coverage. one of the most con 'stro versial sports ballots in sports history. one sports commentator wrote this. dan shaughnessy says the poison ballot remained on my desk, unopened until december 31st. i knew what was in there. hardball anthrax. nothing could be gained by opening it. you like my dramatic read? dan shaughnessy. author of the new book "francona: the red sox years." not a big fan of the big fan of them, what do all of them have in common, let me think for a moment, the whole steroid thing of course. it's problematic for you. what is at issue here, what is annoying you the most here? >> well, it's not a comfortable position to be put in, we're asked to vote, about 600 baseball writers or ex-baseball writers who do vote, it's a great honor and privilege but it's become very kind of difficult almost impossible to be consistent on this thing, we're asked to consider character, integrity, sportsmanship, you have this class of guys
the broncos will fare in the nfl play-offs, bengals, houston, colts, ravens, where is your money? >> let me just say, we're not at all optimistic about the broncos here in denver. listen, we take one game at a time. one game at a time in this great city, so we'll watch every nfl game this weekend and we're going to root on our broncos come next weekend. and we -- although we're optimistic we're going to be in new orleans, we'll take one game at a time. >> okay. i'm glad i asked that question last. i think we could have gone on and on had we started with that one. mayor hancock, thank you for being with us and go broncos. >>> lance armstrong and what we may be considering to admit so he can resume his athletic career. we have a new report on "weekends with alex witt." we'll do almost anything. out for drinks, eats. i have very well fitting dentures. i like to eat a lot of fruits. love them all. the seal i get with the super poligrip free keeps the seeds from getting up underneath. even well-fitting dentures let in food particles. super poligrip is zinc free. with just a few dabs, it's clinic
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